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Pride month: Trans rights, religion and the impact of Stonewall

In this interview, Philip Baldwin talks to Nishat from Open Access Government about Pride, LGBT activism in harmony with his religion, the increasingly hostile political climate and the impact of Stonewall 50 years on.
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How social innovation can support citizen participation

Beth Perry, Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson reflect on the findings of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective in Greater Manchester and discuss how social innovation can support citizen participation.
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New boost for UK-India tech startup sectors

New initiative launched in India to give startups the skills they need to grow their business and drive UK-India tech collaboration.
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New-build homes to be fitted with electric car chargepoints

All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car chargepoint, the government has outlined in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England.
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UK Government to cut electricity bills in the north of Scotland

Households in the north of Scotland will see cuts on their electricity bills thanks to government plans to reduce the costs of electricity.
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Government to tackle particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are leading a push to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.
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G-Cloud 11 increases with 700 suppliers

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced the imminent launch of the latest version of the G-Cloud procurement framework with 700 extra suppliers from the previous version.
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The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
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£5 million government funding awarded to develop green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates, save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions under new funding to roll out green mortgages.
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Why the Armed Forces Community needs more than just money

Ray Lock, CBE and Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) discusses how the present delivery systems for the transition of ex-Service personnel and their families into civilian life could be improved.
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UK priorities for science, research and innovation

The UK is focusing on international partnerships and ground-breaking sector deals in order to remain a global leader in science. Here, we find out about the work of Chris Skidmore MP, the UK’s Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and the Office for Life Sciences.
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UK law to stop social media circulation of “revenge porn”

The Department of Justice is beginning a 3-year review of laws, to ensure that "revenge porn" victims are protected and technologies such as Twitter are fully considered.

New bill to see animal abusers jailed for up to 5 years

Michael Gove has announced a new bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst animal abusers which will be introduced to Parliament today.
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UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
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Home Secretary asks migration experts to advise on future salary thresholds

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system, which will start to take effect from 2021.
electric chargepoints

New requirements for electric chargepoints as UK moves towards net zero

Roads Minister Michael Ellis has announced that all government-funded home electric chargepoints installed in the future must be ‘smart’.
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The housing crisis: UK refugees and asylum seekers

In this article, Eleri Griffiths explores the reality for refugees who survive the UK asylum process, how to help them with housing, and dismantles misconceptions about why refugees are here in the UK.
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Court of Appeal: UK to stop arms export to Saudi Arabia

Today (20th June) the UK Court of Appeal has ruled the UK arms export to Saudi Arabia to be illegal, after an extended court case evidencing that Saudi arms enable the ongoing violence in Yemen.
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Kevin Cunnington to take on new International Government Services role

Head of Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington will take on new role promoting government services around the world.
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UK immigration: Time to abandon the Conservative target

In this article, Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva from Laura Devine Solicitors discuss attitudes to immigration in Britain and how the Conservative Party has failed to enforce their reductions.

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